Research points towards new blindness prevention methods in diabetic eye disease

By combining data on optometry patient’s eyes with advanced computational methods, Indiana University researchers have created a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye. The results, reported in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, show precisely how a small protein that can both damage or grow blood vessels in the eye causes vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. The study could also lead to better treatment for diabetic retinopathy, which currently requires multiple, invasive procedures that aren’t always effective in the long term.

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